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Don’t Let AIPAC Push the U.S. Into War with Iran!!!

Here it is-you can go here to send a message to your elected officials to reject this step toward war with Iran.

Don’t let AIPAC push the U.S. into war with Iran!! Tikkun and NSP are teaming up with Peace Action West to stop this war before it starts!!!
The run-up to war doesn’t happen overnight. It’s made up of small steps to slowly build acceptance for the idea of military action.

A group of senators have introduced just such a bill that urges US military and other support if Israel attacks Iran. Tell your senators to oppose this backdoor to war with Iran. [ http://capwiz.com/peaceactionwest/utr/1/IIPUSTVHWQ/HOOSSUAQXO/9320740621 ]

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a powerful lobbying group with hawkish positions on Iran and a blind support for Israel’s right-wing government that has been agitating for a preemptive first strike on Iran, is marching on the Hill this week, bringing thousands of supporters to DC to lobby in favor of this bill. That’s why we at the interfaith (and atheist-welcoming) Network of Spiritual Progressives have aligned ourselves with Peace Action to challenge AIPAC. AIPAC does not speak for me! Does it speak for you? I wish J Street and the Reform Action Center were willing to openly challenge AIPAC, but these very decent organizations are so interested in maintaining their appearance of being “centrist” and pro-Israel that they shy away from confrontations with AIPAC even though AIPAC’s policies frequently support directions that are really bad for Israel, for the Palestinian people, for world Jewry, and for global peace!!! So that’s why it is so essential to have the voice of Tikkun and the Network of Spiritual Progressives, in alliance with other groups, challenging this destructive direction. In Tikkun magazine we’ve explained in detail why an assault on Iran is destructive to Israel’s best interests, and destructive to the best interests of the U.S. and global peace. With your help, we bought a full page ad against a first strike on Iran, and we would like to do that again, this time in the Washington Post. If you wish to sign and donate to such an ad, please click here. [ https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/525/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=8382 ] If you have trouble donating on line, send us a check made out to Tikkun and sent to Tikkun/No War on Iran, 2342 Shattuck Ave, #1200, Berkeley, Ca. 94704.

It is very difficult for senators to say no to pressure to support this bill if they aren’t hearing from the other side. Your senators need to hear from you right now. [ http://www.capwiz.com/peaceactionwest/issues/alert/?alertid=62464786&type=CO ] And Peace Action West has set up the mechanism to get your message to them right away. Just Click Here. [ http://www.capwiz.com/peaceactionwest/issues/alert/?alertid=62464786&type=CO ]

While the resolution is nonbinding, it sends a very dangerous message. When powerful senators from both parties officially announce that the US should back Israel in the event of an ill-conceived attack on Iran, it undermines ongoing diplomatic efforts and normalizes the idea of bombing Iran.

We know an attack on Iran would be shortsighted and tragic. Let your senators know you’re not going to sit back quietly while they take us on a path toward war. Take action now. [ http://capwiz.com/peaceactionwest/utr/1/IIPUSTVHWQ/CCWXSUAQXS/9320740621 ] Support our ad, and support the message to your Senators!

Thank you. Rabbi Michael Lerner Tikkun/Network of Spiritual Progressives RabbiLerner.tikkun@gmail.com, http://www.tikkun.org


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Why Do Senators Boxer and Wyden Want to Bomb Iran?

As a Democrat this does not just disturb me, it utterly disgusts me. I used to think Boxer was a principled, peace loving person so reading this is really horrifying. I guess we all want to be in a bit of denial about just how far the cancer of corruption really has spread in our government, but when the evidence is so blatant it is hard to stay there.

No foreign nation should ever dictate our foreign policy. No corporation, no group, no cabal should have control of the We the People, our government and our lives-because when you start a war THAT is what is at stake.

War is NOT the answer, no matter what the question is. 😦

Tikkun has a petition, or letter writing campaign to ask our elected representatives to refrain from joining in to this insanity. I will post it as soon as I can-but if you only see this article, just go to Tikkun and look for Iran(or google Tikkun Iran War and it will come up!)

Why Do Senators Boxer and Wyden Want to Bomb Iran?

Monday, 04 March 2013 09:52 By Robert Naiman, Truthout | Op-Ed

Remember when we pilloried John McCain for singing about bombing Iran?

Wouldn’t it be a scandal if it turned out that California Senator Barbara Boxer and Oregon Senator Ron Wyden were pushing the same agenda?

I have bad news, I’m afraid. They are.

Sen. Boxer and Sen. Wyden, both Democrats, are original cosponsors of a bill – the “Back Door to Iran War” bill – being promoted by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) – that would endorse an Israeli attack on Iran. The bill, sponsored by Senator Lindsey Graham (shocked!) says that if Israel attacks Iran, then the United States should support Israel militarily and diplomatically. In other words, if Israel attacks Iran, then the United States should join the attack. That would be the opposite of current Obama administration policy, which is to try to distance the United States from any Israeli attack. The effect of the policy being advocated by Boxer and Wyden would be to allow the Israeli prime minister – as things stand, Mitt Romney’s BFF Benjamin Netanyahu – to decide by himself when to involve the United States in a war with Iran.

As Iran policy expert and former White House official Gary Sick says:

“Initiating a war is the gravest step any nation can take. This legislation would effectively entrust that decision to a regional state. Such a decision is an American sovereign responsibility. It cannot be outsourced.”

As if that weren’t bad enough, the AIPAC/Graham bill would “reiterate” [sic] that United States policy is “to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon capability and to take such action as may be necessary to implement this policy.”

But that’s not the Obama administration’s policy, and thus the word “reiterate” is a lie. (this ecerpt is only an intro to the full article which can be read at the link below-

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/14905-why-do-boxer-and-wyden-want-to-bomb-iran )


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AIPAC, decapitators inside US government: Intelligence analyst

AIPAC, decapitators inside US government: Intelligence analyst

Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:36AM GMT
42By Gordon Duff
Seventy hours ago, at this writing, while on Air Force One, President Barack Obama issued a press release that has been utterly ignored by the Western Press.

The president has openly announced a move against violent plotters inside the US government and espionage agents. He does not use the terms “AIPAC” or “the Israel lobby” but it is highly unlikely he could be referring to anything else.

In fact, we can think of no other group.

I was privately briefed on some of the reasons behind this document. On what is known, not “surmised,” I will explain:

There is, currently, within the US military, the Executive branch of government and among extremist “power brokers” in America an active plot to “alter” America’s form of government through “decapitation.”

Let me be clear. Where the memo, printed in full below, refers to “violent”, it means “assassination” of many top leaders in America including but not limited to the President, Vice President, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense and others.

The plot makes use of the resources of major private defense contractors and their intelligence and special operations personnel. There has been active recruiting that has been noted and is why the memo was released and why many members of the military have been subjected to investigation.

The Benghazi attack was planned and financed by this group.

Many writers in the alternative media have noted much of what is going on but not all. Some have shown access to very knowledgeable sources.

Behind the plotters are drug cartels that have penetrated the US government, former lobbyists who were moved into government during the Bush (43) administration and now are suspected of being involved in a coup attempt.

There is no direct evidence tying any foreign government to this plot though most are “fanatically” aligned with the militant Likudists in Israel under Netanyahu’s regime.

The President’s text below, unedited:
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
November 21, 2012

Presidential Memorandum — National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs

Memorandum for the heads of executive departments and agencies

Subject: National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs

This Presidential Memorandum transmits the National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs (Minimum Standards) to provide direction and guidance to promote the development of effective insider threat programs within departments and agencies to deter, detect, and mitigate actions by employees who may represent a threat to national security. These threats encompass potential espionage, violent acts against the Government or the Nation, and unauthorized disclosure of classified information, including the vast amounts of classified data available on interconnected United States Government computer networks and systems.

The Minimum Standards provide departments and agencies with the minimum elements necessary to establish effective insider threat programs. These elements include the capability to gather, integrate, and centrally analyze and respond to key threat-related information; monitor employee use of classified networks; provide the workforce with insider threat awareness training; and protect the civil liberties and privacy of all personnel.

The resulting insider threat capabilities will strengthen the protection of classified information across the executive branch and reinforce our defenses against both adversaries and insiders who misuse their access and endanger our national security.

Barack Obama

A very real threat to world stability

To some, at a glance, this might actually sound like a response to leaks within the CIA and White House except for some extraordinary language. Please make very special note of the following:

“…to deter, detect and mitigate actions by employees who may present a threat to national security…These threats include…violent acts against the Government and the Nation…”

Please note that they refer to “violent acts” and speak of both the “government” and “nation.”

By “government,” they are indicting, with no “wiggle room,” assassination plots.

By “nation,” they may well be referring to false flag terrorism that may well include use of weapons of mass destruction.
Britain was subject to such a threat during the London Olympics, one that would never have been successfully overcome without the help of journalists who put themselves at great risk.

Espionage

The US government has had a twelve-year moratorium against arrest and prosecution of spies within our government and military other than those who can be tied to China.

The most famous Chinese “spy” was Wen Lee Ho, a nuclear scientist at Los Alamos Labs. He was arrested in 1999, held in solitary confinement for a year and then released.

In order to get an accurate picture I phoned two friends, one a senior FBI counter-intelligence operative and the other a very senior US Army intelligence officer.

The question I put before them, while eating breakfast, was:
“Please list the nations that represent the greatest threat of espionage against the United States and, which nations, in order, are believed to represent the “penetration threat” that President Obama is referring to.”

From the FBI, their appraisal not intended for the “pop culture” media:
“Our greatest direct threat is Israel and the Israel lobby. They have systematically penetrated every aspect of government and the military and, if they cannot get documents from those branches, friends in congress will give them access to anything that branch has available.
After that is India, with every research facility at risk from RAW (Indian Intelligence) penetration and then Cuba, Mexico and Turkey.

The primary end users of this intelligence, the “clients,” are Russia and China.”

From the US Army:

“I agree with Israel and the rest but we have not had Turkey on our radar. The obvious end users are, of course, Russia and China based on capability.

The issue I have is how a presidential press release, an extraordinary and almost “draconian” document has gone without an uproar from congress and wide press coverage. Who has the power to suppress reporting on something like this, though, I know that you will say it is Israel, I would want proof.

Though there has been no official notification of this, I am of the impression that we now consider any mention of Israeli spying to be highly classified. Only Russia and China are officially listed, entirely out of concern not to offend lobbyists whose feelings outweigh real issues of national security.”

Then I turn on my television, hour after hour of TV shows about espionage and terrorism. Both American and British TV are the same.

All spies are from Iran and Pakistan; nations that our actual intelligence agencies indicate represent no espionage threat to speak of.

In fact, in my two Saturday morning phone interviews, which can, of course, be confirmed by Homeland Security who has tapped my phones, I have reflected with great accuracy.
Thus, we ask you to read what President Obama really did not say “between the lines,” the message is quite clear.

We do not see a roundup of AIPAC spies, not like in the early days of the Bush administration although Attorney General John Ashcroft quashed that investigation.

What we are seeing is a hunt for traitors within the American government and military, some of which is working its way onto the news.

The question of the moment, however, is this:

How can a President of the United States announce that the government is infiltrated with terrorists and spies and no newspaper, television network or other form of media notices?

GD/JR/IS
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/11/24/274332/aipac-decapitators-inside-us-govt/